5 Best Live Music Shows in Beijing This Week

By That's Beijing, November 15, 2017

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Nov 15: New Generation, D.Cortisol and Ma Bang

Head over to School Bar tonight (Wednesday) for a chilled-out night of music. Shoegaze and post-rockers New Generation, psychedelic Southern rock band D.Cortisol and world musicians Ma Bang will take the stage. 

Wed Nov 15, 9pm; RMB50. School Live Bar, see event listing

Nov 15: Romain Baret Quintet

The Romain Baret Quintet pretty much spans all genres from jazz to pop to rock. They're debut album was released back in 2014 and recieved all sorts of accolades. You can check 'em out at DDC tonight (Wednesday).  

Wed Nov 15, 9-11pm; RMB60 (door), RMB50 (presale). DDC.

Nov 16: Tinariwen

Established in 1979 in Algeria by a group of Tuareg musicians from Mali, Tinariwen began as local collective that performed at weddings and gatherings of friends while much of the Tuareg community was in exile or refugee camps due to the political climate in their home nation. Their music, simultaneously low-key and folksy while also emotionally and politically charged, came to be described as ‘desert blues.’ They ultimately caught the attention of the French world music community and then gradually the rest of the globe started taking note. Tinariwen themselves describe their brand of melancholic, guitar-driven blues-rock as ‘assouf,’ a style of Tuareg music based in nostalgia. Check out their show at Tango on Thursday.

Thur Nov 16, 8pm. Tango, see event listing

Nov 16: Ghost Iris

Ghost Iris is starting their China tour right here in Beijing. The band has been rapidly rising up the ranks and was the most streamed Danish metal act of 2016. They'll be performing tunes off their latest album, Blind World

Thur Nov 16, 8.30-10.30pm; RMB120 (door), RMB90 (presale). Yugong Yishan.

Nov 19: Ma, Heartland, Miga, Hangnail and XueFengChe

A bunch of Beijing-based bands will be invading School Bar this weekend. Nu-metal indie-rock band Ma, pop-rock group Heartland, female pop-punk band Miga, punk band Hangnail and pop-rockers XueFengChe will all perform. 

Sun Nov 19, 9pm; RMB70 (door). School Live Bar, see event listing


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